Turkish Miniature, Noah's Ark.  A fanciful gold leaf ark with private port holes for the animals is portrayed in this mid-20th century Turkish miniature painted on a page from a 19th century Islamic manuscript. www.silkroad1.com...

A fanciful gold leaf ark with private port holes for the animals is portrayed in this century Turkish miniature painted on a page from a century Islamic manuscript.

Mythical peacock with a woman's head, Indian miniature panting.  ca. 1750  Court: Hyderabad. opaque watercolor and gold on paper.

For sweet distant landscapes Mythical peacock with a woman's head, Indian miniature panting. Mythical peacock with a woman's head ca.India paque watercolor and gold on paper.

15th Cent. miniature, Shiraz Iran.  From an anthology of Persian Poetry @Matt Nickles Valk Chuah Met.

Anthology of Persian Poetry Object Name: Illustrated manuscript Date: century Geography: Iran, Shiraz interesting "bathing costume"

Ottoman miniature - Matrakçı Nasuh

This map of Ottoman cartographer Matrakçı Nasuh shows us a real shining city on a hill.

Matrakçı Nasuh, 16th century http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Matrak%C3%A7%C4%B1_Nasuh

Matrakçı Nasuh- Map of Soltaniyeh-Beyan-i Menazil-i Sefer-i Irakeyn-i Sultan Suleyman, written circa (Istanbul University Library)

Composite Elephant. Persian Miniature c 1600.

Elephant: Persian painting from around (Courtesy of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Geneva.

İstanbul-Matrakçı Nasuh-1536

Miniature of the Hippodrome of Constantinople by Ottoman Miniaturist Matrakci Nasuh, appeared in

İstanbul-Matrakçı Nasuh-1536

Miniature of the Hippodrome of Constantinople by Ottoman Miniaturist Matrakci Nasuh, appeared in

Matrakçı Nasuh

Matrakçı Nasuh-Beyan-i Menazil-i Sefer-i Irakeyn-i Sultan Suleyman, written circa (Istanbul University Library)

Matrakçı Nasuh-Seyitgazi-Beyan-i Menazil-i Sefer-i Irakeyn-i Sultan Suleyman, written circa 1537. (Istanbul University Library)

Matrakçı Nasuh-Seyitgazi-Beyan-i Menazil-i Sefer-i Irakeyn-i Sultan Suleyman, written circa (Istanbul University Library)

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